Nelson Mandela on the US invasion of Iraq
This is the Mandela that I mourn not the white-washed, sanitized version of a revolutionary figure that aligned with Communists, was part of a group branded as terrorists by Reagan, who continued to voice his opposition to Israel’s apartheid regime and illegal occupation of the West Bank and used armed resistance to fight apartheid in South Africa.
The way white people are exalting him across the political spectrum globally based on his national reconciliation work in South Africa post-apartheid (which did have major pitfalls for non-whites in particular) and erasing his revolutionary past and fight for equality across the globe shows just how ignorant of history they are and how incredibly myopic they are too.
White people are doing to Mandela what they’ve already done to Martin Luther King, Jr., and it makes me sick. If I see one more racist white liberal lionizing Mandela in a way that erases his revolutionary past so their facebook status about his death can serve as their “feel-good” justification of the day for their “liberalism,” I’m going to be sick. And don’t even get me started on the white American conservatives who are now lauding him even as Reagan demonized the ANC and Dick Cheney voted against a resolution that would have urged the South African apartheid government to remove Mandela from prison.
Don’t sanitize Mandela for your white comfort. He’s a hero in many regards, but maybe not for the reasons you might think based on the whitewashing he’s receiving in the media to hollow him out and make him into a puppet figure for racist white liberals and conservatives alike, just like MLK.
Jim was obsessed with ballet and dreamed dancing on the stage of Covent Garden. Sebastian was obsessed Jim, wanted to touch the fingertips of his cute cheeks and disappear in kiss.
Day 3: Gaming/watching a movie
It was a tough one because I was a bit busy today and I’ve already drawn a bunch of both gaming and movie nights, so… late night quiz time with Jim and Seb (mostly Jim)!
m-s-b wrote a brilliant short about boys watching quiz shows, my version is slightly different because, well, I think Seb had a few that evening and couldn’t participate in their usual ‘game’ this one time :>
m-s-b’s entry: gaming/watching a movie
Day 4: On a date
A MAN date. Very manly one. Basically felt like going out to have some Italian food and a glass of good wine. What do you mean, they dressed up all nicely? They always do! And gosh, Jim can use a comb. And hair gel, too.
(They’re a bit older here, but if you feel like reading about their uni times date, go to m-s-b who wrote the cutest damned thing in the world *u*)
Day 5: kissing
Potterverse strikes back, and Jim receives his first kiss. Kinda. Will have to wait for the real one I suppose :>
Based on the older piece by m-s-b <3
Her new one’s here to read
I’m terribly sorry for the quality :c Today’s been quite intense and it usually takes me a bit more to make a polished piece, not to mention a full comic. Hope you don’t find it too ugly despite its being so rushed. I have classes this weekend so please forgive me if I end up posting something really simple. Looks like I am not doing as well with daily entries but I really don’t want to give up ><”
If you want ‘real’ kisses there are two bonuses in my older posts.